The Carman Beavers spent the Easter weekend battling other champion senior men’s hockey teams from across the province for a chance at the Manitoba Senior A title.
Carman's young hockey players continue to give their hometown reasons to celebrate.
The Farmers Bonspiel, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Equipment took place recently.
After a successful season of league play, the Carman Female Midget team took out Steinbach to win the City Championship in the Hockey Winnipeg A1 female division on March 19.
Three local skaters are representing the Winkler Skating Club this weekend. From March 23-25, they will attend Stony on Ice 2018 at the Stony Mountain Recreation Centre. Rebecca Giesbrecht, Naomi Hildebrand, Jane Hiebert are competing.
A Garden Valley Collegiate basketball star has been named to the top 10 list in Manitoba. Tiago Oliveira was only the third player in GVC Zodiacs’ history to be given that honour. The top 10, published by the Winnipeg Sun, honours the best basketball players annually.
The Morden Hawks AA Pee Wee team won bronze at the provincials in Dauphin. They started the weekend off strong defeating their division rival Portage Terriers 5-0 but then stumbled against a very strong Dauphin team to end the round robin portion of the tournament with a 1-1 record.
Fresh off a MCAC Championship campaign, CMU Women’s Basketball is pleased to announce the commitment of Madison Wood for the 2018-19 MCAC and NIAC seasons. The 5’9 Morden Collegiate guard averaged 26 points per game for her ‘AAA’ high school season for the Thunder who went undefeated through their 2018 regular season.
A pair of skiers medalled at the Manitoba Games in Thompson.Jared Friesen and Lori Steppler, both members of the La Riviere Alpine Ski team returned home with medals. Jared Friesen won a bronze medal in parallel slalom and coach Alexis Stockford said he worked hard to earn it. “He had to fight back from a crash that he had in qualifiers,” she said.
Morden Curling Club’s Gwen Wooley rink won the 2018 Manitoba’s Credit Unions Masters Provincial Championships in Gimli on March 10.
Local skiers will be heading to provincial and national competition. The Boundary Trails Nordic Ski Team is looking to conclude their 2017-18 ski season on a high note with competitions at the MB Games and the Canadian National Championships.
Senior boys and girls basketball teams are off to provincials after finding success at interzone competition. The two senior teams took on Vincent Massey in Brandon, as did the school’s junior teams. (The junior varsity girls advanced to provincials while the boys did not.) The GVC Varsity Girls showed up to play, beating Vincent Massey 81-58.
The GVC junior varsity girls basketball team earned a spot in the provincials after winning the zones and interzone final. Coach Mark Hamm said after defeating NPC, the team took to the court against Vincent Massey in Brandon. But they did it, not expecting to take home the win. “It’s our rival every year,” he explained.
The GVC Varsity Zodiacs Boys basketball team won the Sturgeon Heights Huskies Invitational last weekend. Coach Walter Giesbrecht described the win as one of the team’s biggest accomplishments in several years. “Sturgeon Heights is a quality 4A school,” he said, adding their basketball program and coaching is among the best in the province.
A group of Winkler figure skaters are heading off to the Manitoba Open Competition. The skaters will compete at Stride Place, hosted by the Portage Skating Club, Feb. 16-18. Sofia Polynko, Daniela Heinrichs, Brooke Kuhl, Jessica Heinrichs, Naomi Hildebrand and Hailey Penner are the local skaters taking part.
Team Ryan Thomson, representing Morden Curling Club, has been eliminated from the Viterra Championship after a hard loss Thursday evening.
Mike McEwen has faced some tough opponents in his curling career, but never one quite like this. The top-seeded skip and two-time defending champ at the Manitoba men’s curling championship has come down with a case of chickenpox, leaving his status for the rest of the event in doubt.
The Viterra Championship kicked off on Jan. 31, bringing the best of Manitoba men’s curling to Winkler. Mayor Martin Harder and MLA for Morden-Winkler Cameron Friesen were on hand for the opening ceremonies, and local musician Jayme Giesbrecht sang the national anthem. Event chair Louis Tanguay also took a moment to remember Gary and Tammy Berg.
It was a shot in the dark, aimed over the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. And it brought a zombie-killing, Brier-winning skip to this province, where he’s trying to take a team young enough to be his kids to a national championship.